Episcopal College from December 18 to 31, 2021



Appointments

the father Dominic HOANG MINH TIEN, (vicar general) bishop of Hung Hoá, Vietnam, December 18.

the Father Jeffrey J. WALSH, (of the Clergy of the Diocese of Scranton) Bishop of Gaylord, United States, December 21.

Bishop Antonis BARA, (vicar general) bishop of Ambikapur, India, on December 22.

the Father Andherson Franklin LUSTOZA DE SOUZA, (of the clergy of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, professor of biblical theology) auxiliary bishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Vitória, Brazil, on December 22.

Bishop Juan ESPINOZA JIMÉNEZ, (Auxiliary Bishop of Morelia) Bishop of Aguascalientes, Mexico, December 23.

the father Carlos MÁRQUEZ DELIMA, (Vicar General) Auxiliary Bishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas, Venezuela, December 23.

the father Lisandro Alirio RIVAS DURÁN, imc, (rector of the Pontifical International Missionary College of Saint Paul the Apostle in Rome) auxiliary bishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas, Venezuela, on December 23.

Bishop Jean-Paul VESCO, op, (bishop of Oran) metropolitan archbishop of Algiers, Algeria, December 27.

Bishop Peter Michiaki NAKAMURA, (auxiliary bishop) Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagasaki, Japan, December 28.

Resignations

Bishop Godfrey DE ROZARIO, sj, Bishop of Baroda, India, December 18.

Bishop Bernardo Miguel BASTRES FLORENCE, sdb, bishop of Punta Arenas, Chile, on December 22.

Bishop Patras MINJ, sj, Bishop of Ambikapur, India, December 22.

Bishop Marcelino HERNÁNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ, Bishop of Colima, Mexico, December 23.

Bishop Carlos SUÁREZ CÁZARES, Auxiliary Bishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Morelia, Mexico, December 23.

Bishop Paul DESFARGES, sj, metropolitan archbishop of Algiers, Algeria, December 27.

Bishop Joseph Mitsuaki TAKAMI, pss, Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagasaki, Japan, December 28.

Death

Bishop José FERNÁNDEZ ARTEAGA, Archbishop Emeritus of Chihuahua, Mexico, on December 17 at the age of 88.

Eastern Churches

Pope Francis has given his assent to the canonical election, by the Synod of Bishops of the Patriarchal Church of Babylon of the Chaldeans, of the father Azad SABRI SHABA as bishop of the eparchy of Duhok, Iraq, on December 24.

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